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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
July 2013

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Elemental Herbology Bio-Cellular Matrix Serum (2013 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Elemental Herbology Bio-Cellular Matrix Serum (2013 formulation) for safety according to the methodology outlined in our Skin Deep Cosmetics Database. We assess the ingredients listed on the labels of personal care products based on data in toxicity and regulatory databases, government and health agency assessments and the open scientific literature. EWG's rating for Elemental Herbology Bio-Cellular Matrix Serum (2013 formulation) is 3.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
CETEARETH-6 OLIVATEEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
PHENOXYETHANOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
POLYSORBATE-20Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Fair
POTASSIUM SORBATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
TOCOPHERYL ACETATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
CITRUS AURANTIFOLIA (LIME) OIL
CITRUS AURANTIFOLIA (LIME) SEED OIL (*)
Use restrictions
Data: Fair
SODIUM BENZOATEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps
Data: Fair
ACACIA SENEGAL GUMAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Data gaps
Data: Fair
BENZOIC ACIDUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps
Data: Good
SANTALUM ALBUM (SANDALWOOD) OILMultiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
SILICA, AMORPHOUSNone Identified
Data: Good
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) PEEL OILUse restrictions
Data: Limited
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT (*)
Use restrictions
Data: Fair
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
HYDROLYZED MANIHOT ESCULENTA TUBER EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: None
ENTEROMORPHA COMPRESSA (LINNAEUS) EXTRACT
ENTEROMORPHA COMPRESSA EXTRACT (*)
None Identified
Data: Limited
ECHIUM PLANTAGINEUM SEED OILNone Identified
Data: None
SODIUM CARBOXYMETHYL BETAGLUCANNone Identified
Data: Limited
PEARL POWDERNone Identified
Data: Limited
SOLUBLE COLLAGENNone Identified
Data: Limited
PLANKTON EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: None
FUCUS VESICULOSUS EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
PAULLINIA CUPANA (GUARANA) SEED EXTRACT
PAULLINIA CUPANA SEED EXTRACT (*)
Multiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
RUBUS IDAEUS (RASPBERRY) LEAF EXTRACT
RUBUS IDAEUS LEAF CELL CULTURE (*)
None Identified
Data: Limited
PALMITOYL PENTAPEPTIDE-4None Identified
Data: None
INULIN LAURYL CARBAMATENone Identified
Data: None
TETRASODIUM GLUTAMATE DIACETATENone Identified
Data: None
HIPPOPHAE RHAMNOIDES (SEA BUCKTHORN) OIL
HIPPOPHAE RHAMNOIDES OIL (*)
None Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATEData gaps
Data: Limited
PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS (GERANIUM) FLOWER OIL
PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS FLOWER OIL (*)
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
POGOSTEMON CABLIN (PATCHOULI) OIL
POGOSTEMON CABLIN OIL (*)
None Identified
Data: Limited
BOSWELLIA CARTERI (FRANKINCENSE) OIL
BOSWELLIA CARTERII OIL (*)
Multiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
ROSA DAMASCENA (ROSE) FLOWER OIL
ROSA DAMASCENA FLOWER OIL (*)
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Fair
SODIUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATENone Identified
Data: None
CALCIUM PANTOTHENATENone Identified
Data: Limited
MALTODEXTRINNone Identified
Data: Fair
PYRIDOXINE HCLNone Identified
Data: Fair
SQUALANENone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM HYALURONATENone Identified
Data: Fair
CAESALPINIA SPINOSA GUMNone Identified
Data: Limited
NIACINAMIDENone Identified
Data: Fair
CARBOMERNone Identified
Data: Fair
OCTYLDODECANOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OILEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
BUTYLENE GLYCOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERINIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
PROPANEDIOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
DEHYDROACETIC ACIDOccupational hazards
Data: Fair
CARRAGEENANOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Good
COCO-CAPRYLATE/ CAPRATEUse restrictions
Data: None
ISOSTEARYL ISOSTEARATEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
WATER
AQUA (*)
Innocuous
Data: Robust
SEA SALT
MARIS SAL (*)
Innocuous
Data: Robust


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